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Remembrance Day to be observed in Huntingdon, Ormstown, and Hemmingford

The annual Poppy Campaign by the Royal Canadian Legion was launched on October 27 as the area’s three Legion branches prepare to mark Remembrance Day with ceremonies and related activities in Huntingdon, Ormstown, and Hemmingford.

The Huntingdon Legion will be holding its annual ecumenical service at the Legion Hall starting at 11 am on November 5. Legion members, as well as those in attendance including the local Girl Guide and Scout groups, will then parade from the Legion to the cenotaph in Prince-Arthur Park, where the act of remembrance and the traditional laying of the wreaths ceremony will begin around 12:15 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at the Legion following the ceremony.

The Huntingdon Legion will bring back its Armistice Dinner on November 11, with cocktails starting at 5:30 p.m. Seating will be limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Lorraine Arthur at 450-567-2997.

In Hemmingford, the Legion will be holding its annual Remembrance Day ceremony in front of the cenotaph starting at 11 a.m. followed by a wreath laying ceremony. Soldiers from the Royal Canadian Hussars will be participating in the event. Refreshments will be served at the Legion Hall at the conclusion of the ceremony.

The Ormstown Legion will also be holding its annual Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11. Members of the Legion will gather at the hall and parade to the cenotaph at Lyndsay Cullen Park starting at 10:15 a.m. The act of remembrance and laying of wreaths ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m. (SR)

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